How I wash my makeup brushes and beautyblender

I  don’t know how many brushes I have. I haven’t counted in a while but I can tell you it’s somewhere between 1 and 100. I use every single one of them though and the only time I wish I had less of them is when it’s time to clean them. I also like using a , and you simply must wash it after each use. No if’s, and’s or booty


I used to be fine with the baby shampoo brush cleaning method, and even posted about it. It still works great and gets the job done. However, as a good beauty blogger does, I’m always trying new things. I bought the and loved swiping my makeup brushes across the surface to clean them with it too. But that little dude is $16 and I’m not all about that life.

So I read the ingredients on the solid cleanser and realized it was basically just a very mild soap fit the bill and they are far more affordable for way more product-around $5 for 5 oz. compared to $16 for 1 oz. of the Solid Cleanser! Plus, you can switch it up with different scents. My favorites are Lavender and Almond.

So I made you a little video to show you how I used these “magic soaps” to clean my infinity and one makeup brushes and beautyblender sponges. I also got some olive oil soaps from a company called LATHER that are also perfect for brush and beautyblender cleanings. Good smells. Must have all the smellzzz.

Oh hey, if you want a really good laugh, ask my husband if he thinks I need more makeup brushes. Also, ask him how much he loves it when I wash them in the guest bathroom sink and don’t clean it out afterwards. Because he’s definitely really into that too. What can I say-I’m a lot to live with. 🙂

Thanks so much for reading and for voting for me in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards. I made it to challenge 2, the Revlon Makeover Challenge, and it was so fun. If you love yourself a makeover, definitely go check it out! FREE SHIPPING



  1. Ashley

    04/22/2014 at 10:58 AM

    Oooh, I’ve got a reminder on my phone for this weekend to clean my brushes (I know, what a loser, but otherwise I’ll forget). I want to give this solid cleanser a try! 🙂


    1. Ivy Boyd

      04/23/2014 at 12:02 AM

      Look at you! Even I don’t have a reminder! I like it!

  2. Dianne

    10/21/2014 at 4:14 PM

    Where do you get this soap?

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 9:31 AM

      Hi Dianne! I found it at Target in the beauty aisle, by the loofahs and body washes, etc. You can also find it at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and the health section of certain grocery stores!

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    01/12/2015 at 9:02 AM

    […] Wash my personal brushes more often. Of course I wash the brushes I use on clients after every appointment but my own personal brushes often don’t get that same type of love. Boo! What excuse do I have either? God knows I know how to do it! Hello?! […]

  4. Margarita Mann

    10/23/2015 at 4:45 AM

    I use Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soaps, too. It is not so expensive and it works. I am really precise when it comes to my brushes. Cleaning them regularly is really important. Greetings!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/26/2015 at 1:17 PM

      I so agree! Thanks for reading!

  5. Franklin

    12/22/2015 at 5:03 AM

    How do you spot clean brushes

    1. Ivy Boyd

      12/23/2015 at 12:41 PM

      Great question! I use a spray cleaner for quick cleaning in between clients or until my next deep clean. Cinema Secrets makes a great one!

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